But once again, thank you Mastodon for being that dark empty void I can scream into to relieve my stress. At least a little. (gnaws on fingernails)

You hear about a mass shooting, and you slump in your chair knowing that nobody's going to take substantive measures to prevent it from happening again. In fact, they'll prevent those preventative measures. It's soul crushing, knowing that you're in a slow death spiral and that nothing you do will change the trajectory.

Our elected officials are so closed off from the rest of us that it starts to feel like there's no point to writing, calling, protesting, or anything else. It instills the kind of rage and helplessness that makes you think about taking a swig from something you found under the sink. (Not actually going to do this; I'm pretty sure the Formula 409 tastes terrible.)

The reason people voted for Trump in the first place (I mean, aside from the racism) is that they wanted their government to listen to them. It was a rejection of the status quo, which is why Bernie polled so well in 2016. Yet three years later, the government has never felt so detached from its constituents. Nobody listens, nobody cares. Yet another example of a swindle from the con-artist in chief. Promise the world and give your customers a fist full of dirt.

And he just sits there grinning smugly with his huge beaver teeth acting like he's untouchable. It really burns my ass.

This guy is the biggest fucking weasel. We'll protest this, he'll have a bunch of phony counter-petitions from dead people to negate it. Just like with net neutrality.

Pai: "We want to make sure conservatives have a voice on social media! You liberals can fuck off, though. You don't get a voice." Because you know, of course that's how free speech works.

Slightly concerned about A Shit Pile's Orwellian Doublespeak Bill for Preserving Donald Trump's Delicate Feelings. It always feels like these fuckers get whatever they want regardless of how much resistance there is to it. boingboing.net/2019/08/09/cda2

When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you, then says "Welcome to Mastodon."

Turd Nougat just called Michigan a "California shithole." So you won't ever be coming back, then? Promise?

WAH WAH WAH GO OUT AND VOTE
(votes, election ends)
DOOM DOOM DOOM DOOM DOOM
Oh, fuck off.

One day. A one day fucking break from politics. Come on, Twitter. The election is over, and you're right back into it. Enough.

If you're going to post hopelessness and alarmism, I'm gonna have to drop you. Sorry, it's just too much wear and tear on my mental health. If I have no power to change it, it does more harm than good.

Sure would be dandy if I'd stop getting shrill alarmist political posts from that other microblogging site. I voted, that's all I can do. They ignore everything else.

Discovered there was a Yakuza spin-off on the system I'm currently obsessed with, the PSP. And it looks great! Me wanty!

Or an emo paperclip with sharpened edges. "It looks like you could use more suicidal ideation! Can I help?"

I'm tired of Twitter being a hopelessness generator. They might as well give the blue bird logo black eyeshadow and slashed wings.

If you don't have fucking solutions, you're part of the fucking problem. If all you can do is make people curl up into a ball and pray for death, what fucking good are you, anyway?

Personally speaking, I can't deal with that. I can't read a steady stream of "we're doomed, we're doomed" and not get solutions to the problems we have, or even worse, have those solutions negated with cynicism. It crushes the mind and soul. Enough!

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